February 23, 2018 RSS feed / Local

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

It’s tax time again! AARP volunteers will be at People Plus until April 17 for AARP’s annual free tax aid service. More...

Bowdoinham begins process for new public works facility

BOWDOINHAM   Bowdoinham took important steps to a new public works facility on Thursday.  The deadline for contractors to submit bids to do the work was 10 a.m. More...

BDA seeks nominations for preservation awards

BRUNSWICK It’s time once again to recognize people and organizations who have their eye on preservation. The Brunswick Downtown Association is seeking nominations for its 2018 Downtown Preservation Awards. More...

MTA STUDENT RECOGNIZED

SEN. ELOISE VITELLI, D-Arrowsic, presented Lisandro Berry-Gaviria of Mt. Ararat High School with a Legislative Sentiment at the State House in Augusta on Tuesday. More...

2 Midcoast men indicted for smuggling elvers

A pair of men from the Midcoast are facing charges of smuggling elvers in New Jersey. More...

Tide returns to Georgetown salt marsh

KELT works to restore habitat at the Little River salt marsh

GEORGETOWN   The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust recently completed a restoration project that may help restore the health of the Little River salt marsh in Georgetown.  A causeway for an old, abandoned logging road that crossed the marsh, bloc More...

Lawmakers offer no clarity on guidelines for new diploma

AUGUSTA Lawmakers are requiring high school students, starting with this year’s freshmen class, to prove they truly understand the subjects they study before they can graduate, but they still haven’t worked out many details teachers need More...

Bath Farmers’ Market seeks community support for SNAP token program

BATH   The Bath Farmers’ Market is extending its support of the SNAP market token program for a fourth year — and is seeking help from the community to boost its effort.  More...

Family Day set for Saturday at the Arctic Museum

BRUNSWICK — Families are invited to participate in Family Day at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. More...

Woolwich refills three accounts drained by October wind storm

WOOLWICH   Woolwich’s accounts are back at the levels they’re supposed to be.  At a brief special town meeting on Tuesday night, residents approved three measures to address budget overruns caused by the October wind storm.  More...

Downtown Tomorrow in Bath is March 3  Free Access 

BATH Area residents will soon get a chance to weigh in on the future of downtown Bath. More...

Public safety, jobs addressed by Lisbon council

LISBON The Lisbon Fire Department is hoping a grant will help it get some much needed equipment. At its meeting Tuesday night, the Lisbon Town Council approved the department to apply for a Firehouse Subs Public Safety Grant. More...

To help prevent flooding, Union St. construction coming this summer

BRUNSWICK   Street flooding on Union Street will become a thing of the past once utility repairs take place this summer.  Some businesses, however, are concerned the impact the construction project will have on them, given the expected road More...

Bath Council approves bid for wastewater treatment upgrades

BATH   The city of Bath is upgrading its wastewater treatment facility.  The City Council has approved a contract with Apex Construction to conduct a number of upgrades at the facility.  “It is largely about replacing the dewater More...

Kelp, climate, ocean acidity projects funded in Maine

BRUNSWICK (AP) — The University of Maine says projects about seaweed, the acidity of Gulf of Maine waters and the way climate change is impacting fish will receive nearly $1 million in funding.  More...

GWL accepting scholarship forms

GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Working League is accepting applications for its 2018 scholarship program. Application forms and accompanying instructions have been sent directly to Georgetown resident high school seniors. More...

STUDENT NOTES

CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY   Joshua Horne of Topsham was named to the Cedarville University Dean's List for fall 2017  ITHACA COLLEGE   Matthew Jarmusz and Thomas Jarmusz of Georgetown were named to the Ithaca College Dean's List for the fa More...

STUDENT NOTES

MORSE HIGH SCHOOL 2ND QUARTER HONORS  Grade 12   High Honors: Connor Bennoch, Christina Bowman, Caiden Fraser, Alexander Gates, Elias Goodrich, Antonina Keyes, Sarah Meyer-Waldo, Abigail Minott, Paul Ouellette, Leah Totman  More...

DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN?

(IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A SNOWMAN)

SNOW RETURNED to the region over the weekend, leading to some winter fun in the Midcoast. Top left, Sophie, 3, and Joseph Swinconeck, 6, build a snowman in their backyard in Bath on Sunday. More...

Lisbon planning for performance arts center

LISBON   Lisbon High School is a small step closer to a new performing arts center.  The school committee voted 4-1 last week to advertise for an architect for the project.  The high school’s new gym has been open for a little mo More...